Security Researcher Ref. 585

£33,499 to £35,817 Plus up to a £5,000 welcome package*

HMGCC are growing our security research teams. We are giving people interested in computer security the opportunity to work with and be trained by our world class security research experts. We will invest heavily in your career development through technical training programmes, professional accreditation, mentoring and on the job training. There will also be opportunities to travel abroad.

Our security research team's work is varied and challenging. We 'Red Team' the diverse range of products that HMGCC provides the British Government - finding vulnerabilities in our software and hardware and securing them before they can be exploited. Projects range from short term security assessments to long term in-depth analysis of multi-facet systems. We secure a wide variety of technologies and therefore need versatile and passionate people to tackle new problems as technologies continue to advance.

Technical Skills

We would need you to already have:

• Platform Security (such as common mitigations ASLR, Sandboxing, etc.).
• Common Vulnerabilities Classes (such as buffer overflows, UAF, etc.).
• Invasive and passive debugging.
• OS Internals (such as memory and process management, kernel driver’s development etc.).
• Develop Software in one or more language.

To strengthen your application, it would be desirable if you have:

• Developed software in low level, unmanaged language (such as C or C++).
• Worked with one or more assembly languages (x86, ARM, MIPS etc.).
• Participated in a CTF.

Personal Skills

To work as a Security Researcher, you will be the type of person who:

• Is technically curious and likes to explore the detailed inner workings of a system.
• Feels confident with uncertainty and doesn't require knowing the full picture.
• Thinks flexibly and creatively about problems that seem impossible.
• Is willing to persist with a challenge and approach it in an organised manner.
• Is willing to work with and learn from others.

Putting Your Skills To Use

Using your expertise as part of our team you will:

• Put your skills to use in a research team of people with a range of backgrounds and skillsets.
• You will examine and experiment with HMGCC products to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities
• You will demonstrate problems {typically with a proof of concept) and work with our development teams to fix any identified security flaws.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to being a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the role that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).

To secure an interview for this vacancy you will be asked a series of questions relating to this vacancy. If you meet the criteria you will be directed to the full application form. On successful completion and an application form sift, you will be invited to interview. This is our guaranteed interview.

You will play an integral part in ensuring that our Government's communication systems in the UK and around the globe are reliable and totally secure. In return we will offer you a positive and creative environment to work in and give you all of the tools and training to develop and be the best that you can be.

To find out more about HMGCC and how we are truly individual both as an organisation and an employer visit our 'about us' page.

*If you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.